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post #751 of 3821
Hi all,

I am in the throes of a purchase decision on a new receiver. The Onkyo 609 looks like it fits the bill, but can I stream audio from a i-pod or other portable device to it? Can I control the amp from the same device?

I am thinking of hooking up zone2 speakers upstairs in my livingroom, that way I can avoid having a second amp etc for this room, just a set of speakers and an I-pod. I have been considering the Denon 2112 for this reason, but it is more expensive, and does no upscaling (not even sure if I need that though!).
post #752 of 3821
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Originally Posted by ozbrit

You might consider yourself lucky as it's difficult to find the TX-NR609 in Australia at below A$950 that's around $1000

But then you could do what I did and order from Amazon US and then purchase a step-down transformer 220/240v -> 110/120v. Fixed
You might also consider what (if any) streaming services work in you country. Pandora, Rhapsody, and Sirius would be useless outside of the US.
post #753 of 3821
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Originally Posted by David_Moen
Hi all,

I am in the throes of a purchase decision on a new receiver. The Onkyo 609 looks like it fits the bill, but can I stream audio from a i-pod or other portable device to it? Can I control the amp from the same device?

I am thinking of hooking up zone2 speakers upstairs in my livingroom, that way I can avoid having a second amp etc for this room, just a set of speakers and an I-pod. I have been considering the Denon 2112 for this reason, but it is more expensive, and does no upscaling (not even sure if I need that though!).

Yes you can, but you need an Airport Express or Apple TV 2. There's no AirPlay support. And yes, you can control the receiver with an iOS app. :-)

As a further afterthought, it also depends on what you do with the streaming content. The ATV 2 is a spectacular device that complements the receiver well, but it only outputs a digital signal, so it will only output on the main zone and not zone 2. The AP Express outputs a regular analog signal and can be connected to any zone. The ATV2 does audio and video, the AP Express, only audio.
post #754 of 3821
Hi All,

Does anyone know of a support forum for Onkyo TX-NRxxx range of amps?

I have a feature request I would like to see implemented but I am not sure on where to send the request?

I would like to be able to configure my AMP via the web and not some silly interface on the screen.

I would also like to be able to tell the AMP to disable or ignore inputs that have nothing on them.

I have also found a few weird things that annoy me..

For example my PS3 Slim is connected to game and when I switch on my PS3 it generally switches on my TV and amp at the same time. But when I switch off the PS3 the AMP will change the input on the TV to analogue TV which has nothing on it. I would like to configure this action to change it to DVR input or somehting similar.
post #755 of 3821
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Originally Posted by rworne View Post
And yes, you can control the receiver with an iOS app. :-)
OK, newb question, just what is that?
post #756 of 3821
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Originally Posted by David_Moen View Post
OK, newb question, just what is that?
If you own an Iphone/Ipad or Itouch from apple and your Onkyo NR amp is on the local network you can control MOST functions on the amp from your device so no need to use the stock Onkyo remote...
post #757 of 3821
there is also an android app too
post #758 of 3821
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Originally Posted by SkyDivingGeek View Post
If you own an Iphone/Ipad or Itouch from apple and your Onkyo NR amp is on the local network you can control MOST functions on the amp from your device so no need to use the stock Onkyo remote...
Spend the $4.99 and get oRemote from the app store instead of the free Onkyo app, it does so much more!. I can control everything from my iPad.
post #759 of 3821
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Originally Posted by Tony Chick

Spend the $4.99 and get oRemote from the app store instead of the free Onkyo app, it does so much more!. I can control everything from my iPad.
He said it, not me :-)
post #760 of 3821
Ah, I see! I guess this is similar to AirPlay in that the media does not have to be on an iPod/phone. All of the music is on our PC anyway, so this would seem to be a better solution.
post #761 of 3821
Ok, now that I've got the 609 in my possession I've got the first of what I'm sure will be many questions. At what point in the setup process should I connect and do the firmware update? Before doing the Audyssey setup or after?
post #762 of 3821
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Originally Posted by Plottster View Post
Ok, now that I've got the 609 in my possession I've got the first of what I'm sure will be many questions. At what point in the setup process should I connect and do the firmware update? Before doing the Audyssey setup or after?
It doesn't really matter. Onkyo upgrades, unlike some haven't altered any of my settings and I've done three upgrades.
post #763 of 3821
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Originally Posted by David_Moen View Post

Ah, I see! I guess this is similar to AirPlay in that the media does not have to be on an iPod/phone. All of the music is on our PC anyway, so this would seem to be a better solution.

If it is on a PC, you have DNLA available with lots of free options that work great. DLNA support is already in the Onkyo. AirPlay is nice when you have lots of media on your iPhone/iPad (like I do) or if I stream it via AirVideo (a fantastic app) from my NAS (via Mac). Having an ATV2 with AirVideo, home sharing, and Netflix really makes the setup so much nicer for me.
post #764 of 3821
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Originally Posted by Plottster View Post

Ok, now that I've got the 609 in my possession I've got the first of what I'm sure will be many questions. At what point in the setup process should I connect and do the firmware update? Before doing the Audyssey setup or after?

Personally I'd do the firmware update first. If for no other reason than to determine if the AVR is not defective or bricked by the update before sticking it into your system. Once it's installed it does not matter so much.
post #765 of 3821
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Originally Posted by rworne View Post

Personally I'd do the firmware update first. If for no other reason than to determine if the AVR is not defective or bricked by the update before sticking it into your system. Once it's installed it does not matter so much.

Thanks. That makes sense.
post #766 of 3821
I ran The auto setup again today. I tried the changed 1 2 3 positions mentioned earlier in the thread. 1 being right, 2 center, and 3 left. The manual says 1 center, 2 right , and 3 left. I have to agree that the manual is wrong. Position 1 works better to the right first not center.

Thanks to whoever discovered this.
post #767 of 3821
It seems none of the updates have corrected the washed out black levels in through mode. Anyone else notice this? I have to use custom to take advantage of the upscaling and not get washed out blacks.
post #768 of 3821
Does upscaling really improve the picture of SD content? If all of my inputs to a receiver are HDMI, does this feature still benefit what is shown on the screen?
post #769 of 3821
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Originally Posted by David_Moen View Post

Does upscaling really improve the picture of SD content? If all of my inputs to a receiver are HDMI, does this feature still benefit what is shown on the screen?

Yes and yes.
post #770 of 3821
Has anyone used DirecTV 3d run through the 609? Any hiccups?
post #771 of 3821
Any compelling reasons to buy a 609 over the HTRC360?
post #772 of 3821
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Originally Posted by rworne View Post

You might also consider what (if any) streaming services work in you country. Pandora, Rhapsody, and Sirius would be useless outside of the US.

Yes and that would be the case regardless of whether you bought a 609 in the US, the UK or Australia.

I'm not personally interested in any of those online services. I listen to a fair bit of Internet radio, I can then access files on my PC harddrive, purchase other music to download at 10 cents a track (320kb mp3) from mp3caprice.

With prices like that, I wouldn't pay $10 p/mth for Spotify, for 10 bucks I can purchase and keep 100 high quality songs or 8 or so full albums to load on a USB stick or burn to CD.

That's not to say many others would choose to use the online services.
post #773 of 3821
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Originally Posted by ozbrit View Post


Yes and that would be the case regardless of whether you bought a 609 in the US, the UK or Australia.

I'm not personally interested in any of those online services. I listen to a fair bit of Internet radio, I can then access files on my PC harddrive, purchase other music to download at 10 cents a track (320kb mp3) from mp3caprice.

With prices like that, I wouldn't pay $10 p/mth for Spotify, for 10 bucks I can purchase and keep 100 high quality songs or 8 or so full albums to load on a USB stick or burn to CD.

That's not to say many others would choose to use the online services.

Yes, but what I meant was that buying a US receiver and running it outside the US is not the same as buying a local one. The services listed are different. If you do not care about streaming services, that's fine. I just wanted to point that out in case you did.
post #774 of 3821
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Originally Posted by David_Moen View Post

Any compelling reasons to buy a 609 over the HTRC360?

Unless THX cert. or a PC input are compelling reasons then no, probably not. I shied away from the 360 due to reports that they can run fairly warm.
post #775 of 3821
Hmmm! Is the RC360 lacking the cooling fan of the 609 as well?
post #776 of 3821
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Originally Posted by ozbrit View Post

Hmmm! Is the RC360 lacking the cooling fan of the 609 as well?

I believe it has one. Reviews on Amazon said it still ran hot. Maybe some members here can give some first-hand info.
post #777 of 3821
I just got dtv today and tested out the 3d channels. No problems yet. I'll report back if I run into anything funny
post #778 of 3821
Is it true that Onkyo 609 doesn't support DSX Wide?
post #779 of 3821
Hi everyone,

Just got a great deal on a TX-NR609, and am VERY happy with the purchase. I'm a little bummed about the 2EQ though, my old receiver had MultEQ, and I'm not getting the best sound out of my unit.

My question is, would it be possible for me to do a decent manual setup with something like Audiotool for Android? Or could someone point me in the direction on where I can learn how to adjust the eq settings properly?

Also, one concern I have is with the THX implementation on top of the Audessey implementation. Previous receivers trying to match these didnt really work as the technologies can defeat each other if on at the same time apparently. Anybody got suggestions on what to leave off/turn on?
post #780 of 3821
I've had the 609 for about a month now and love it other than one annoying issue. At random times, I'll get the audio cutting out for just a couple seconds. Seems to happen no matter if I'm watching TV or using a game system. Turning off the 609 and then back on fixes it.

Any ideas?
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